Gain critical career and life insights from the most inspirational members on Wall Street Oasis. Detailed advice around recruiting, interviewing, networking and "day-in-the-life" segments.
Even those who've "made it" usually didn't follow a straight path. Join us to hear of the twists and turns of successful professionals across investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, management consulting, prop trading, asset management and more!
E138: PE as an Independent Sponsor to M&A Advisor
In this episode, Elliott shares his winding path from majoring in Mechanical Engineering to breaking into management consulting at Accenture. Learn why he decided to go to Harvard Business School to break into private equity but made one important pivot before enrolling. Listen to how he hustled during school to make his dream a reality and why he ended up pivoting after a year to work in Sales and Strategy at Work Day.
There are some very important lessons in this episode about independent sponsors as a model to get into private equity, so pay attention and learn why he eventually ended up setting up his own M&A advisory diligence business.
E137: This Cheat Code Landed Him in IB and PE from a Non-Target
In this episode, ColoradoMonkey shares his path from a non-target undergraduate state school to an investment banking role at a top bank. We learn how he was able to suddenly unlock ten interviews AFTER striking out on his last superday early in his junior year.... as well as how he was able to take a similar mindset to help him land in private equity less than 2 years later.
E136: Wharton to Moelis to Travel and Back
In this episode, BoutiqueBananas shares his path from graduating near the top of his class at Wharton, why he ended up at Moelis for two years and why he decided to travel for a year after his analyst stint. Learn how he got back into investment banking only to be laid off soon after and how he is approaching his next search.
E135: Ultra High Net Worth Portfolio Management to CorpDev
In this episode, CorpDevWestCoast shares his path experiencing several 6-month long internships during undergrad to landing in portfolio management at a firm that deals exclusively with ultra high net worth clients. We learn about the investor allocation or fund of funds world, the ugly side of wealth management, how he showed a genuine passion for PWM to survive recruiting as well as what came out of over 300+ applications. Listen to why he decided on the MBA and the importance of optionality early in your career.
E134: Google Strategy + M&A as An Engineer
In this episode, Sara walks us through her time at Michigan working toward both a bachelors and masters in engineering as well as how she was able to land an internship alongside other MBAs at Microsoft to help launch her career into strategy and corporate development in the cloud computing space. We learn how her technical background was an asset and about her thought process of transitioning to Google's corp dev team instead of the next shiny startup in silicon valley.
E133: Hammers to Big 4 Senior Manager in Real Estate Consulting
In this episode, Roger shares his story of coming from a family in construction to working at a Big 4 in the real estate consulting division. We learn what motivated him to pursue accounting and finance in college, what he did when he realized he was behind his peers with no sophomore internship, and how he made the transition from audit successfully.
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Great insights and very useful for those learning.
One of a kind insights into Investment Banking